A guide to spring in Houston and beyond: 24+ ideas to get your spring planning started

Wonder at the miracle of spring and so much more

File image of tulips (Pixabay)

Spring is around the corner (the official first day of spring is March 20) and whether you’re dreaming of bluebonnets or sun-soaked beaches, it’s time to make your plans. Here are some suggestions for how to participate in beloved springtime traditions and take advantage of the season’s oh-so-agreeable temperatures.

  • 🌼 Enter a world of wildflowers at one of these seven Texas flower fields.
  • 🌳 Channel your inner Tarzan and tackle an aerial ropes course at an adventure park in the Houston area.
  • 🍓Make a foray into the fields and pluck your own produce. Here are 14 farms where you can pick your own fruits and veggies in the Houston area.
Strawberries (KPRC 2/Canva)
2014 Houston Art Car Parade (Photos by Morris Malakoff, Images provided by Orange Show Center for Visionary Art)
McGovern Centennial Gardens (Pixabay)
  • 💖 Slip away on a romantic staycation. There are plenty of romantic retreats to escape to here in Houston, whether you have your hearts set on an Instagram-perfect love-a-thon overflowing with champagne and rose petals or you simply want to embrace downtime and decompress. We recommend these luxe Houston hotels.
  • 🦥 Get up close and personal with adorable, extraordinary animals with these wild Houston-area experiences.
  • 🌈 Forget your troubles! Soothe your soul, pamper your problems away at one of these Texas destination spas.
  • 🧳Escape the city on a quick getaway. To inspire your wanderlust, here are eight one-tank trips from Houston that require fewer than four hours on the road.
  • 🚤Set sail! For those with nautical inclinations but no ship to call their own, here are eight Houston-area boats – from a pontoon to a yacht – offering daytime and evening sightseeing tours, and dinner and dancing cruises.
  • 🚂Take Texas by train on one of these historic sightseeing tours.
Texas State Railroad (Image courtesy of Texas State Railroad)

We want to see your stunning spring pics! 📸 Share your best spring pics with us at Click2Pins and we may share your photos online or on television during our newscasts.

Mar 10, 2023

About the Author:

Briana Zamora-Nipper joined the KPRC 2 digital team in 2019. When she’s not hard at work in the KPRC 2 newsroom, you can find Bri drinking away her hard earned wages at JuiceLand, running around Hermann Park, listening to crime podcasts or ransacking the magazine stand at Barnes & Noble.